My Hood: Cabbagetown

Have you heard of Cabbagetown?? Located in Toronto’s East End, this historical community is minutes away from Yorkville, Leslieville and the heart of downtown. It is also where I call home!!! Since living here for the past 3 years my love affair for this neighbourhood has solidified, and I continue to look forward to learning more about the history surrounding this area as well as the growth and opportunity it promises!

As a heritage conservation site, Cabbagetown boasts one of the greatest amount ofVictorian homes in North America. Each home is unique and filled with character. I love taking walks around the neighbourhood with my dog Bruce and taking in all of the architecture and history. The gardens are equally matched, most which are composed of wrought iron fences, and handsomely pruned boxwood varieties.

In the summer, Riverdale Farm hosts a charming summer market each Tuesday, where locals come with fresh fruits, veggies, flowers and locally made preservatives. “Park Snacks” sits at the corner of the park, where you can pick up an ice cream or sandwich while you stroll through the farm, or watch your kids play at the local water fountain that becomes a play spot in the hot summer days.

New restaurants and bars are popping up all over the main strip, a few favourites areThe House on Parliament for a beer after work(brunch is also great), Daniel et Danielfor a morning croissant, and Hey Lucy for a cocktail and appetizer! Labour of Love,SpruceMi Casa and Eclectisaurus are all fabulous home decor shops to peruse after a day of discovering the neighbourhood.

I love Cabbagetown, it has so much to offer, I have enjoyed getting to know it so much, I hope you enjoy a few images I took on my most recent walk!!

Come by and visit my vibrant part of the city, I promise you will love it!!

What is your favourite Toronto Neighbourhood?